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St. Louis assistant to D-League

The Cleveland Cavaliers today announced that Alex Jensen has been named the first-ever head coach of their new NBA Development League franchise in Canton. Canton General Manager Wes Wilcox made the announcement. Per team and league policy, terms of the contract were not released. Most recently, Jensen served as an assistant coach at Saint Louis

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UMass-Lowell staff update

Mike Papale and Souleymane Wane, a former standout player at the University of Connecticut, were named assistant coaches on the UMass Lowell men’s basketball team, head coach Greg Herenda announced Friday. Papale was a student manager last season at Quinnipiac. Over the last four years, Papale coached at several levels in the AAU circuit with

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Ex-NC State Coach lands with Jazz

The Utah Jazz announced today that Sidney Lowe has been hired as an assistant coach, and will join Scott Layden and Jeff Hornacek to complete head coach Tyrone Corbin’s coaching staff. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Lowe and Corbin reunite after first working together as players in 1989-90 with the

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University at Buffalo Coach Signs Extension

University at Buffalo coach Reggie Witherspoon has signed a two-year contract extension — keeping him at UB through the 2015-16 season. Witherspoon enters his 13th season as the head coach at UB and his 164 wins rank third in school history. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Lipscomb to name court after Meyer

The basketball court at Lipscomb’s Allen Arena will be named in honor of former head men’s basketball coach Don Meyer. The dedication will take place in a ceremony on Dec. 3, 2011. Meyer is the all-time winningest men’s collegiate basketball coach with a record of 923-324 in 38 years as a head coach. He coached

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Lavin to undergo cancer surgery Thursday

St. John’s University head men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin will undergo surgery on Thursday at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York to treat his prostate cancer. Lavin will have the condition treated this week and is expected to resume his coaching responsibilities with the Red Storm after a recovery period. St. John’s

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Hunter College release

We’ve known about this for a while, it’s just taken some time for Hunter to make the official announcement of the hiring of Shay Berry as their new head basketball coach. Here’s a link to the official release that came out today: http://huntercollegeathletics.com/news/2011/10/4/MBB_1004115… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Stevens College staff update

Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bobby Hurley announced his coaching staff for the 2011-12 season on Monday. Joining Hurley, top assistant Brendan Twomey, and Michael Collins will be 2008 Stevens Institute of Technology graduate Waleed Farid and former Cornell University team captain Jonathan Jacques (Clifton, N.J.). A two-year captain at Stevens, Farid led the Ducks to

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Loyola (MD) adds DBO

Former Loyola University (MD) standout Omari Isreal was named the Director of Men’s Basketball Operations at his alma mater. Isreal, who played two years at Loyola form 2006-2008, will handle many administrative responsibilities for the program such as travel and academic coordination. Isreal arrived at Loyola in January 2006 after spending 1-1/2 seasons at the

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LCCC Hires Coach

Lehigh Carbon Community College named Michael Iorio interim head coach. Iorio was the assistant coach for LCCC for the past three years. During his first year as an assistant, the team won its first Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference Championship. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.